Fodele area was a very important passage during the Venetian and Turkish Era, which made the occupiers build towers and forts at almost every peak. The Turks wanted to fully control the passage of Fodele and simultaneously monitor the bay (the current beach of Fodele), where the Greek ships often beached for supporting the rebels.
Thus, more than three koules were built here after the failed Cretan Revolution of 1866, one on the hill west of the bay (on Kastelos hill), which oversaw the sea, and two more in the western and eastern parts of the passage. There were more smaller watchtowers at Bobias range.
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